Everything Vegan at Pizza Hut (USA, Late-2021)
Pizza Hut has decent vegan options in the USA and most countries around the world, however generally you’ll have to make modifications to the pizzas to make them vegan-friendly — namely you’ll have to specify that you’d like no Cheese.
Our personal recommendations would be to go with a Beyond-Meat pizza with no Cheese and adding a few veggies to it, or opting for the veggie supreme pizza without cheese, and then add beyond-meat to it — although not necessary it really makes the pizzas significantly better in our opinion.
In 2021 they added more vegan options, all listed below, including vegan-friendly pepperoni at some locations. Currently they’re not all available nationwide yet, so we specify the ones that are limited to a small number of locations below.
Vegan Crusts & Crust Flavors at Pizza Hut:
- Classic Hand-Tossed Style Crust
- Thin n’ Crispy Crust
- Pan-Style Crust
- P’zone Crust (like a pizza pocket or calzone)
Make sure to not get the fancy garlic-infused crust flavor toppings — they generally aren’t vegan-friendly. Instead opt for no crust-seasoning or the ‘buttery blend’ which is the only vegan-friendly crust-flavor that’s widely available at Pizza Hut locations.
Vegan Sauces & Dips at Pizza Hut:
- Classic Mariana (Pizza) Sauce
- Buffalo Pizza Sauce
- Spicy BBQ Dipping Sauce
- Mild Buffalo Dipping Sauce
- Medium Buffalo Dipping Sauce
- Burnin’ Hot Buffalo Dipping Sauce
- Lemon Pepper Dipping Sauce
- Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce
- Mariana Dipping Sauce
Keep in mind only the first two mentioned above — the Classic Mariana (Pizza) Sauce and Buffalo Pizza Sauce are available as Pizza Sauces, the rest are strictly available as dipping sauces and cannot be had as a ‘base’ sauce on your pizza — just for dipping!
Vegan Toppings Available at Pizza Hut:
- Banana peppers
- Green bell peppers
- Green Chile peppers
- Green olives
- Jalapeno peppers
- Diced Roma tomatoes
- Black Olives
- Red onions
- Roasted spinach
- Pineapple Chunks
- Beyond Meat Crumbles
- Beyond Meat Sausage (not all locations)
- Beyond Meat Pepperoni (not all locations)
Make sure to of course remove the cheese from your pizza from pizza hut, as no matter what pizza you start with (or build-your-own), even the beyond meat pizza they now offer, comes by default with non-vegan cheese. Remove it to make your veggie pizza vegan.
Vegan Sides & Desserts at Pizza Hut:
- Breadsticks (Specify Plain — no Parmesan cheese or seasoning, ask for pizza sauce dip instead)
- Cinnamon Sticks (Specify no icing/dipping-sauce)
- French Fries (‘Wingstreet’)
- All the above-mentioned Dipping Sauces
Honestly rather than getting a side we’d say to just get a bigger pizza, as their sides (with the exception of dips) don’t really add that much to the meal, but hey that’s just our opinion — if you want some fries with your pizza, or on top of your pizza, go for it.
FAQ's about Eating Vegan at Pizza Hut:
Below we’ll cover some of the most frequently asked questions people have sent us, or that we personally had regarding eating vegan at pizza hut — some of this we already answered indirectly above, but if you want a more direct-answer to a specific question we’ll likely have it below.
Does Pizza Hut Offer Vegan Cheese?
Currently Pizza Hut doesn’t offer Vegan Cheese in the USA or most of the world — with the exception of the UK, where most locations have the option to have vegan cheese on your pizza rather than non-vegan cheese.
Are Pizza Hut’s Breadsticks Vegan-Friendly?
Yes, with some modifications that we covered above in the ‘side’ portion of this article — essentially order it without the cheese and seasoning and you should have some fluffy vegan breadsticks in no time — make sure to get some pizza sauce to go with them.
Does Pizza Hut have Vegan Meat Substitutes?
Yes, in late-2020 early 2021 Pizza Hut rolled out Beyond-Meat to all their US-based locations after an initial trial period in the months prior at select locations.
What’s the Risk of Cross-Contamination at Pizza Hut?
While always present in a not purely vegan environment it’s very very low in our experience, or in fact essentially zero — we’ve never had a pizza come out with unwanted ingredients accidentally mixed in. If you so wish you can ask them to change gloves or pizza rollers (cutter) to aide in avoiding cross-contamination, while we personally don’t do this apparently it’s not uncommon for people to ask for this and it’s not an issue at all — so feel free to ask if you want it to be done.